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  1. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    My guess would be violet.
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    Re: scents with an Indian vibe

    My girlfriend once told me that New York Amber by Bond No. 9 smells like a wealthy Indian man. She liked it.
  3. Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    Pomegranate Noir.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    One of the best designers. I'm surprised it doesn't get more hype.
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Eau Sauvage / Eau Sauvage Parfum are the coolest bottles, IMO.
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    Re: Best bang for your buck cinnamon?

    +1 for Bogart Witness. Best cinnamon frag I've found. Smells very natural, dark, and rich.
  7. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    Sartoriale by Penhaligon's.
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Another vote for Penhaligon's Sartorial. And I will add Eucris by Geo F. Trumper. Both of these are superb, masculine, barbershop fragrances. Evoking the old school yet smelling totally modern,...
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    Best of the L'Homme lineup, IMO. I never understood the bashing on this one. I'd even go so far as to say it was the best designer release of its year.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee 80 ml.
    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn 100 ml.
    Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao 100 ml.
    Amouage Silver Man 100 ml.
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Lyric Man by Amouage is a fresh, long-lasting masculine rose.
  12. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    The scent of the air after a thunderstorm is the best scent on earth, imo. The closest I have found to it in a bottle is Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain.
  13. Re: Salvatore Ferragamo scents for men

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme, created by Jacques Polge (Chanel's in house perfumer) is very good. A nice fig scent. If you like other fig-centered frags (Philosykos, Marc Jacobs for Men), you might...
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    Poll: Re: which one should i buy next?

    Save up your money and get Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel. It is excellent stuff, very fresh and very good sillage.
  15. Re: "Modern" versions of Yatagan, Polo, other old woody/smoky/leathery frags?

    +1 for Eloge du Traitre.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Carthusia "1681" 100 ml.
    Penhaligon's Endymion 50 ml.
  17. Re: Which frag should I wear on the International Space Station if it'll just be me and some Russian

    I would wear an extremely potent, old-school powerhouse like Lapidus PH, just to annoy everybody.
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    Re: Aftershave/Dated vibe

    Pinaud Clubman is good stuff. Dated maybe, but not outdated.
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    Re: Mugler 2013 Releases

    I could go for a Pure Oud or a Pure Musk.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    After years of resisting, I finally broke down and bought a 120 ml. bottle of Green Irish Tweed at a very good price. I was never much a fan of this fragrance (I always thought it smelled too much...
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    Re: ETRO – any advice?

    Palais Jamais is awesome. With its smoky tea, it's what I would imagine the temples of Tibet would smell like. One of the few fragrances I've loved enough to buy a backup bottle. I highly recommend...
  22. Re: Designer fragance that smells like a niche fragrance

    Ferrari Oud Essence.
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    Re: Masculine Florals

    Amouage Lyric Man
    Amouage Silver Man
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    Re: Sweet/Bubblegum aftershave

    Check out Givenchy Pi Neo. They've got a gift set with a 100 ml EDT and a 100 ml aftershave in it, and it can be had for pretty cheap. A really nice, sweet vanilla fragrance.
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    Re: new fragrance: Hanae Mori HiM

    Fantastic stuff. Best designer release of 2012, imo.
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    Re: bubblegum cotton candy?

    OP's post was in 2007. Couldn't have been 1 Million or CK One Shock.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Arrived

    If you think the Heritage edt is skanky, just wait till you try the edp. There are very few frags that are too skanky for me, but Heritage edp is one of them. Love the edt however.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Victor & Rolf Spicebomb 90 ml
    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport 100 ml
    Gucci Guilty pour Homme Intense 100 ml
    Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces for Him 100 ml
    Bond No. 9 Astor Place 100 ml
  29. Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    Polo Crest, when I was around 15/16 in the early '90's. I really loved that stuff. Unfortunately now discontinued, but I've found a worthy substitute in Chevignon Brand.
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    Re: Chinatown

    Gorgeous fragrance but too feminine for me.
  31. Re: Very disappointed with RL Polo Original

    I seem to remember it being more piney. Now it's more of an ashtray scent (which I still like, and the original still had), not as fresh and bracing as I remember it. I agree that the Modern Reserve...
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    Re: Black Pepper scents for men

    +1 for Piper Nigrum.

    As far as designers, Marc Jacobs Bang is probably your best bet. Although, Burberry The Beat features black pepper prominantly too.
  33. Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Amouage Dia Man
    Millesime Imperial
    Declaration L'Essence
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
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    Re: Bubblegum scent

    This. Best bubblegum scent around and inexpensive to boot.
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    Re: Boss Bottled

    Boss Bottled is great. It was my signature scent before joining Basenotes and continues to be one of my all-time favorite designers.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Ran into some deals that were too good to pass up.

    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir 100 ml.
    Diptyque Tam Dao 100 ml.
    Diptique Eau Duelle 100 ml.
    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau 100 ml.
    Amouage Dia...
  37. Re: It smelt like ginger and summer at the beach...

    My guess would be Voyage d'Hermes.

    - - - Updated - - -

    My guess would be Voyage d'Hermes.
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    Re: Las Vegas luck... with samples

    Nice! I ran into a few generous SAs in Vegas last time I went as well. Great town for fragrance shopping.
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    Re: Givenchy Pi blind buying?

    I prefer its flanker, Pi Neo.
  40. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    If you are a fan of Kouros, then I highly recommend Derrick by Orlane. It has a similar sort of "locker room" vibe as Kouros. And it is very inexpensive, to boot.

    On the niche end, M/Mink by...
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    Re: Sexy, Musky, Sweet scent?

    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme fits that description.
  42. Re: Carthusia Numero Uno. How is it?

    Glorious stuff! It is on my wish list. Probably the closest designer scent that I can think of at the moment would be Eau de Rochas Homme, or maybe Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the Concentree). But...
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    Re: New Purcahse Advice

    +1 for the new Hanae Mori HiM. Best designer release of 2012, imo. Can be found at Nordstrom.
  44. Re: wanted: serge lutens cuir mauresque (partial bottle ok)

    What do you have available for swap?
  45. Re: A question for those who own Nemo by Cacharel

    My 100 ml bottle does not have a ball that spins.
  46. Re: Is there anything that smells like Givenchy Gentleman, but lasts longer and is stronger?

    H.O.T. Always by Bond No. 9 is what you're looking for.
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    Re: Bois 1920 half off at. Dillard's

    Picked up a bottle of Extreme last weekend. Very nice, smells similar to Zino.
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    Re: Bois 1920 line

    Thanks for the head's up. I went to my local Dillard's and picked up a bottle of Extreme, which I've been wanting for some time now. 50% off of retail seems about right for this line.
  49. Re: Which latest designer scent release did you try and think of it as FBW?

    Hanae Mori HiM. I like it so much, I bought both the EDT and EDP.

    Also:

    CK Encounter
    Eau Sauvage EDP
    Tom Ford Noir
    25:43 by Gorilla Perfume
  50. Re: Help me figure out which Cedar cologne this is at Neiman Marcus

    Jack Black Signature Black Mark is a very nice cedar scent.
  51. Re: Poorly reviewed fragrance that you like?

    Encounter by Calvin Klein.

    Not much love for this one at 3 positive, 9 neutral, and 7 negative reviews. But I think it's pretty great, easily one of the best designer releases of 2012, IMO.
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    Re: Best Burberry London edition?

    I have one of the special editions, not sure which one (grayish/brown skin). I like it much more than the original Burberry London.
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    Re: 2 Serge Lutens to pick!

    Chergui and Chene.
  54. Re: Is Luban by Montale still in production? Can't find it anywahere in Dubai!

    It is available at Parfum1.com.
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    Re: Suggest me a Montale

    I recommend:

    Black Aoud
    Red Aoud
    Black Musk
    Wild Aoud
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Dark Aoud
  56. Re: Montale Full Incense/CdG Avignon/Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio

    Don't worry, they restock pretty regularly. I bought their last bottle of Aoud Cuir d'Arabie some time ago and it was restocked within a week or two.
  57. Re: Le Dandy by D' Orsay.....need some help........

    I've only tried the silver cap version, and it does remind me quite a bit of Michael Kors. In fact this was my initial reaction the first time I smelled it, "This reminds me of something... hmm,...
  58. Re: Which smells better jacomo de jacomo rouge or Le Male

    Le Male is the better scent, imo.
  59. Re: Baldessarini Ambre and Boss Bottled

    I agree with the others, between these two Boss #6 is the superior scent. However the regular Baldessarini (not the Ambre) is well worth checking out if you like Boss #6. Inexpensive, too.
  60. Re: How similar is Bogart Pour Homme to Burberry London?

    They are VERY similar in my opinion. Bogart PH basically smells the same as Burberry London, minus the cedar chips note. I prefer Bogart PH for this very reason, and it is longer lasting to boot.
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    Poll: Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    If you want sweet and unisex, go for Chergui. If you want something more dry, slightly piney and traditionally masculine, go for Fille en Aiguilles. Both are great and worth owning. I think both of...
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    Re: Creamy hot chocolate

    This is as good as it gets when it comes to chocolate fragrances, IMHO.
  63. Re: Going to purchase 5 Montale samples. Help me choose.

    For dark and dry, I would go with Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Black Musk, and Dark Aoud.

    If you like a little sweetness, check out Red Aoud, Wild Aoud, and Louban.

    For something somewhere between sweet...
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    For me it was Marc Jacobs for Men. I'd already owned other fragrances, but Marc Jacobs for Men was so different from the rest that I had to google it. That's how I found Basenotes and the rest is...
  65. Re: 2012 winding down, whats your favorite release so far ?

    Haven't tried much niche, but designer my favorite is the new Hanae Mori HiM.
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    Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Tom Ford Extreme, for sure.
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    Re: More intense than spicebomb.

    L'Artisan Tea for Two.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Bond No. 9 Harrods for Him 100 ml.
    D'Orsay Le Dandy EDT 200 ml.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Halston Catalyst (blind buy)
    Midnight in Paris EDT
    Montale Wild Aoud
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    Re: A better Azzaro Pour Homme.

    Why not get him an Azzaro PH flanker, such as Azzaro Pour Homme Intense or perhaps Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau. I haven't tried them but they seem to be well received.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Very much in the vein of Noir de Noir and Tom Ford Extreme. One of the best releases of the year imo, and FBW for me.
  72. Re: Calvin by Calvin Klein 1981 release... what are your thoughts on it?

    Calvin Klein's best release, imo.
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    Re: Six blind buys. How'd I do?

    Thank you again everyone for your comments. Having spent the last few weeks experimenting with them, I think I am ready to post my assessments.

    Kanon Agarwood - not as strong as I was expecting....
  74. Re: Most Disappointing Fragrance(s) So Far This Year....

    I actually like Calvin Klein Encounter, and I really like Tom Ford Noir (one of the best releases of the year for me). However I agree that A*Men Pure Leather and D&G The One Sport are nothing...
  75. Re: Recently bought Guerlain Homme EDT but not sure this is the correct product

    Is it possible you bought the L'Eau flanker? It doesn't have the metal plate.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    Tom Ford Noir
    Hanae Mori HiM EDT
    Acqua di Gio
    Calvin Klein Encounter
    Jo Malone 154
  77. Re: What should be my next untradable Blind buy purchase?

    Thallium Black is very good for the low price. I recommend it. Black Soul is nice too, it reminds me quite a bit of Paco Rabanne One Million. Haven't tried the others.
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    10 best perfume commercials..

    ...according to Salon.com:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/10/13/how_to_sell_a_smell_a_short_history/
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    Re: A non-oud from Montale?

    Chocolate Greedy is pretty fantastic.

    Musk to Musk is very nice and subtle, but I think it has a tiny bit of oud in there somewhere. Still worth sampling, though.
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    Re: Damn I want to buy something...

    I would go for Aventus. It's more versatile, and you could wear it every day. As much as I enjoy Black Aoud, I wouldn't want to wear it every day.
  81. Re: I just splurged on eucris should I have bought gft?

    Haven't tried GFT, but Eucris is a masterpiece, imo.
  82. Re: Any weak fragrance that literally smells close to nothing?

    Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc is about as close to smelling like "nothing" as it gets, in my experience.
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    Re: Blind buying Montale...

    The only Montale I've ever bought blindly was Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, which I enjoy immensely. The others I tested first. If you enjoy blind-buying, then I would say that - generally speaking - Montales...
  84. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

    My vote would go to Lapidus PH. Although Bogart (1975) would be a distant second.
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    Re: Six blind buys. How'd I do?

    Thank you everyone for your responses. These fragrances seem to be favorably received. I should have them by Tuesday (Sept. 25th). I will post my initial impressions when they arrive.

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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    I Love NY for Marriage Equality
    I Love NY for Father's Day
    Andy Warhol
    Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    Montale Black Musk
    Montale Red Aoud

    And some blind buys:

    Derrick Black
  87. Re: Two new fragrances from ScentStory: 24 Go Dark and 24 Platinum

    Sure wish these 24 / ScentStory fragrances were easier to come by. They seem next to impossible to find. Where is everyone getting them?
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    Six blind buys. How'd I do?

    Just picked up six bottles blind online. Will be receiving them in a week or so. What is your opinion of them, and what can I expect?

    Kanon Agarwood
    Woods of Windsor
    English Leather
    Quartz...
  89. Re: is there anything similar to armani code?

    This. It smells more like Armani Code than any other fragrance I've smelled. It might be a little TOO similar though.
  90. Re: A couple questions about Bvlgari Man.

    It smells VERY similar to L'Occitane's Vetyver, imo.
  91. Re: Millesime Imperiale from BeautyEncounter? Absolutely no watermelon.

    MI seems to be the riskiest Creed when buying from online discounters. After buying two bottles like the one you described, I finally gave up and bought a bottle from an authorized dealer at full...
  92. Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    Best oud in my opinion is Oud 27 by Le Labo.
  93. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    I will definitely be seeking this one out.
  94. Re: Bond No. 9 - I love New York for All - Marriage Equality

    My Nordstrom carries the full line.
  95. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    Absolutely, guys can get away with wearing this. There are very few women's frags that I feel comfortable wearing, but this is easily one of them. If you are comfortable wearing, say, Habit Rouge,...
  96. Re: Vetiver blind buy- please help before i make my selection

    Maybe check out Carven Vetiver? I haven't tried it, but it seems to get a fair amount of respect around here. I have been considering a blind buy of it. A 100 ml bottle will run you about $30US.
  97. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    Keep them separate. I am more interested in wearing "male" and unisex fragrances than I am in "female" fragrances. If I want to browse female fragrances, I already know where to go.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Wow, how about that. Three years ago, I'd said that the "worst fragrances ever" were Silver Mountain Water and Givenchy Pi. And now I own Silver Mountain Water and think it's great! LOL.

    Still...
  99. Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    Eucris
    Derby
    AdP Colonia
    Habit Rouge
    Eau Sauvage
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    Poll: Re: Which Creed of Bond for summer?

    I voted "other". IMO, the best Bond for summer is Wall Street. Longevity on this one is great.
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